Are you doing certain tasks in your small business simply because it is faster than asking someone else to do it?
Most people get into business for greater prosperity and freedom; very few to simply create a job for themselves. Yet many business owners are their hardest working employees.
It may feel easier to just “do a task”. But at the end of the day, you aren’t helping the future growth of your company. If everything is always up to you to complete, you limit your company to the capacity of a single human being. And as amazing as you are, you can’t beat the progress of a team.
Take the African Proverb:
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Ask yourself: “Do I HAVE to do it or can someone else do this?” Is this a high-level task that will move my business forward? Or is it a routine task that can be turned into a routine system done by someone else? If I didn’t have to do this, what could I do to earn three times the money it would cost to pay someone to do this?
If you take all those jobs that you are doing and name them as a position, you have a possibility to hire someone for that position. Keep the jobs you love and hire out the ones you don’t. Keep the strategic jobs and give away the tactical ones. Work towards finding people who can do those tasks better or for less money than you can.
Why delegate tasks in your small business?
As you start to offload work, you can look forward to getting more done and getting closer to your dream. By delegating tasks, you create secure meaningful jobs for your community by opening new positions at your company. You start owning a company and stop having a job. Finally, you create the business of your dreams. One that gives you time off and enough money to enjoy it.
Until next time, enjoy your Entrepreneurial Journey!